Come Back to Me by Leslie Hachtel: Reader Review Event & Giveaway

Monday, November 27, 2023


Come Back to Me by Leslie Hachtel

Today, I'm excited to announce the launch of a special reader review event with author Leslie Hatchel. Today, our readers are sharing their insights into her book Come Back to Me

You'll have the chance to find more about this book and more about the author herself.

Before we share what our readers thought, here's more about the book:

What would you do if you could go back in time to find your soulmate? For Skye Blaine, the answer is clear: she would do whatever it takes to be with the one she loves. Follow her as she travels through time in search of her heart's desire, finding that the path to true love is never easy, but always worth it. Will she find her happy ending? This page-turning story of love, sacrifice, and courage is sure to captivate and inspire. Don't miss out on this unforgettable journey through time!

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WOW's Readers Share Their Thoughts:

"I liked this book, probably because I enjoyed the Outlander series. Once the story gets started it's pretty good. I think the beginning takes a little bit to get used to, as the plot is being laid out. It's a little far fetched but if you just go with it it's an nice fun." ~ Melissa, The Reading Nerd

"Come Back to Me presents a tale that blends the intricacies of time travel with the timeless quest for true love. The time-travel element provides a unique backdrop against which the story unfolds, offering both suspense and a sense of wonder. Come Back to Me offers a blend of romance, adventure, and fantasy. It's a testament to the power of love and the lengths one would go to in its pursuit." ~ Michelle Cornish

"This was a fun romance! I love the premise of time travel and the main character finding love from a man she sees in a photograph. I thought the author did a fantastic job of depicting the time period of 16th century Ireland. The settings and description were rich. The ending left me with the feeling there will be more to come in another book, and I hope that's the case!" ~ Nicole Pyles

"If you are a fan of the Outlander series, chances are you will also enjoy this book. Ms. Hatchel has penned an interesting tale about a young woman who falls in love with the gentleman in a 16th century painting and won’t settle until she figures out how to time travel to meet him. The characters are well developed and relatable. The intriguing ending makes one wonder, will there be a sequel?" ~ Sandra Warren

"Come Back to Me by Leslie Hachtel is a quick read and if you love time travel and science fiction this is a nice light weekend book you'll enjoy. The characters are engaging and there's a cliff-hanger ending that will definitely leave you eager for the next book in the series!" ~ Crystal Otto

"I love the book Come Back to Me. It is one of the books this year that has kept me entertained through the whole book. It was well written and a fast read. The characters where well developed along with the storyline. I recommend this book whether you are a romance fan or not." ~ Jill Sheets

About the Author, Leslie Hatchel

Leslie Hachtel has been working since she was fifteen and her various jobs have included licensed veterinary technician, caterer, horseback riding instructor for the disabled and advertising media buyer, which have all given her a wealth of experiences.

However, it has been writing that has consistently been her passion. She is an award-winning and Amazon bestselling author who has written seventeen romance novels, including twelve historicals and five romantic suspense.

Leslie lives in Florida with her very supportive husband, and her writing buddy, Josie, the poodle mix.

She loves to hear from readers!

You can find her online at:

--- Interview by Nicole Pyles

WOW: First of all, congratulations on your book Come Back To Me. What inspired this novel?

Leslie: It started with my love of estate sales and antiques. Being around things from the past always makes me wonder about who created them and what were their lives like. And what if someone’s soul mate was actually born years before they were. And those thoughts coalesced into this story.

WOW: Oh what a beautiful thought! I love the blend of romance and time travel and historical elements in the book. What was your research process like to capture that time period so well?

Leslie: Doing research is imperative when writing any history and it needs to be as accurate as possible to give a credible background to the story. Information is definitely available and that’s half the fun of writing about the past. It’s a learning process and makes the characters all the more 'real.' It also makes the book consistent. And there are so many periods in history that haven’t been explored. I really enjoy finding out about the time periods I write about.

WOW: I think that would be my favorite part of writing a book that had historical elements.You have excellent character development. What tips can you share?

Leslie: Thank you. I try to build my characters by imagining what their childhoods were like, their relatives, friends, experiences, so they are ‘born’ complete. Our past definitely informs our present and that is true when creating characters.

WOW: Great idea! You have an impressive number of books under your belt. How do you maintain that momentum?

Leslie: I love to write. I love to do research. And I treat writing as a job, so it takes priority over things like dusting. I make time in my day to make sure I get words on paper and I start thinking about the next book even before I finish the one I’m working on.

WOW: That's the best way to approach - like a job. What draws you to writing romance?

Leslie: I love the happily ever after!

WOW: A good reason to love romance! You have also had an impressive number of careers! Do any of those drive your fiction?

Leslie: Experiences make a person who they are, so of course my careers have influence, just as the people I’ve met along the way and the places I’ve lived.
WOW: Great point. Why did you decide to self-publish?

Leslie: So many reasons. For one, it’s a much faster process. From my first contract to actual publication was two years. Now, once one of my books is edited and the cover chosen, I can have it published in days, not years. Also, most publishers don’t really do much marketing for their authors, so that’s on me regardless. And I can control the pricing and where my books are sold.

WOW: The sense of control over the process seems to be a common reason for authors! What are you working on now that you can tell us about?

Leslie: I’m actually working on three books right now: 

An historical, called Adriana is set in the 1700s, and tells the tale of a woman who disguises herself and gets a job aboard a ship bound for the colonies. Of course, she meets and falls in love with the captain, but true love never does come easy. This one should be available before the end of the year.

I’m also working on the sequel to Come Back to Me, which focuses on Skye’s best friend Harper and her time travel journey. It’s titled Follow Me.

And, then I’ve also just outlined the next book in the “Notorious” series titled Killing Most Notorious.

WOW: All of them sound amazing! Best of luck on your future novels and thank you for joining us today.
Come Back to Me by Leslie Hachtel Reader Review Event

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Heather Swanson said...

You are a super multi-tasker

Ashley S said...

This book sounds really good!

kywave said...

This is right up my alley! Love time travel and the thought of time traveling to find your love is awesome

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